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  • Natural New Year’s Resolutions

    Wednesday, December 20, 2017

    If you enjoy making New Year’s resolutions, consider aiming for healthy lifestyle changes that can really have an impact on your community. Going “green” and choosing the natural route when it comes … Read more

  • Make Memories, Not Clutter

    Tuesday, December 5, 2017

    When it comes to sales that take place from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday, it can actually be quite shocking to realize how much money we spend on stuff. Last week, Amazon reported that Cyber Monday … Read more

  • Family, Stuffing and Laughter

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    Oh, the holidays. For some, it brings thoughts of great memories and family traditions, and for others, it brings stress and the pressure to get everything just right. With Thanksgiving just over a … Read more

  • Help in a Time of Need: An Interview with Brand Ambassador Thresha Kilkenny

    Thursday, November 2, 2017

    A hurricane is one of those things that you have to experience to really understand. For Florida resident Thresha Kilkenny, she understands more than most would ever want to, as she endured Hurricane … Read more

  • Get Lost in a Corn Maze

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    You likely remember the nostalgia from your youth: Winding your way through turns and dead ends, with tall corn stalks lining the path on either side. Corn mazes are life-size puzzles just waiting to … Read more

  • Organized Spontaneity: An Interview with Brand Ambassador Jennifer Hewitt

    Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    We love encouraging people to get outdoors, not only because it offers so much beauty, but also because it provides natural avenues for health, wellness and stress relief.

    For Jennifer Hewitt, one … Read more

  • And Camping We Will Go

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    The upcoming fall season is a fantastic time to camp thanks to the changing temps and gorgeous foliage. Take advantage by going camping with the family — you’ll create memories together and maybe … Read more

  • Adventure Racing: An Interview with the Happy Mutant

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    To some, adventure racing is a new concept, but to others, it’s a way of life. Almost everyone you meet who does adventure racing says it’s addictive, with every course offering its own unique … Read more

  • Top 10 Things We Love about Outdoor Retailer

    Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    As Day 4 of the 2017 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market came to a close, we reflected on Bug Protector’s third year of attendance at the premier event. There are so many amazing things this show has to … Read more

  • Summer Parties: Your Must-Haves

    Tuesday, July 25, 2017

    August is quickly approaching, but there’s still time to host a few outdoor parties with family and friends before the kids head back to school — or one big party to really make it memorable. To … Read more

  • Top 12 Kayaking Essentials

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    While kayaking isn’t strictly a summer activity, it’s certainly enjoyed during the summer months by many who love the outdoors. Water temperatures are ideal, and the weather is beautiful for … Read more

  • Ideas for Your Summer Bucket List

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    Have a summer bucket list? Want some ideas for getting one started or adding to yours? With summer now here, there are loads of fun opportunities for the family when it comes to spending time … Read more

  • Top 10 Hiking Essentials

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    With the official start of summer only eight days away, hiking will be the activity for many outdoor adventurists in national parks, state parks and local trails. It can be a stress-relieving … Read more

  • Memorial Day and Pest Prevention

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Memorial Day weekend: It’s the unofficial start of summer, and many families spend it traveling or enjoying the outdoors. Considering the occasion also marks the height of bug season, it’s important … Read more

  • A Zulily First

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    Bug Protector is landing in thousands of mailboxes across the country this month! We’re excited to be partnering with Zulily, an online company tailored to women and moms looking for unique brands … Read more

  • Parents, Kids and Safety in the Outdoors

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    Parents have a lot on their plate when it comes to taking care of young kids. Things like providing them with a good education and teaching them to respect others are really important, but one of … Read more

  • Natural Product Trends

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    What’s currently trending in the world of natural personal care products? Considering Bug Protector fits into this category, it’s an important question to ask — and the answers shed light on the … Read more

  • Spring Travel Spots

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    Spring has almost sprung (we can handle 12 more days, right?), so it’s nearly time to explore nature’s springtime roads, attractions and landmarks. If you’re looking to go on a vacation this spring … Read more

  • Nothing to Hide

    Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    Transparency is something that can be hard to find in today’s business environment — but for us, it’s part of what makes us a Certified B Corporation® and why we truly have nothing to hide. We shared … Read more

  • Location, Location, Location

    Monday, February 6, 2017

    Considering there are 176 mosquito species in the United States with different hibernation and egg hatching patterns, it’s important to know when mosquito season starts where you live. The biggest … Read more

  • Visit a National Park (It’s Free!)

    Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    The National Park Service turned 100 years old last August! Know what that means for 2017? There are ten free entrance days for all 120 national parks that otherwise charge admission, listed here. … Read more

  • Oh, the (Warm) Places to Go

    Friday, January 13, 2017

    Even with all the winter activities we provided in our last post, it can certainly be worth it to escape the cold weather by traveling to a warmer destination — even if just for a long weekend. The U. … Read more